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Silent protest for Roger Trindade's death held

Almost two months without an arrest in death called 'suspicious'

WINTER PARK, Fla. – Winter Park residents planned a peaceful protest Saturday, seeking answers about the death of 15-year-old Roger Trindade, killed in October after an attack in Central Park.

Winter Park police have not made any arrests in the incident leading to Trindade’s death, which police said involved several juveniles. The incident is classified as a suspicious death.

The silent protest will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the memorial tree in Central Park, not far from where the Winter Park High School student was fatally injured, according to the Justice for Roger Trindade Facebook page.

“We are conducting a Peaceful protest demanding Justice for the death of Roger Thome Trindade,” the Facebook group post said.

Tindade was found unconscious on the night of Oct. 15 in the popular Winter Park shopping and dining area. He died after he was taken off life support.

Winter Park Police said they have identified everyone involved in the incident in the park.

On Friday, Winter Park police said they are expecting an update from the medical examiner by the end of week.

“Until the medical examiner determines a cause of death, the police department cannot determine what charges are appropriate,”the statement read.

The Orange County Medical Examiner's Office completed an autopsy report on Trindade on Oct. 18, but the results are pending further testing.

The statement posted to Winter Park police Facebook page said the investigators want to make sure “all of the facts come forward,” and thanked the community for their patience.

“The family deserves to know what happened to their son on that tragic night, and we are continuing to keep them updated on our findings,” the Winter Park police post said.

The teen’s death has received widespread attention on social media and in the victim's home country of Brazil.


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